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Full Deckhand Pack

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Full Deckhand Pack is a one-stop solution for candidates who wish to join the superyacht industry in the role of a deckhand and get the complete training. The pack includes STCW Basic Safety training - the minimum requirement to work on commercial vessels, Yacht Deckhand training - the 2-day course specifically designed to introduce future deckhands to their duties and set the right expectations, and two RYA courses - Powerboat Level 2 and PWC/Jet Ski to secure 2 essential licenses and be able to drive both a tender and jet ski legally in the Mediterranean Sea.

What you need to know 

Place: Antibes & Golfe-Juan

Address: Seascope France STCW Classroom 555 avenue Jules Grec, Antibes; Seascope France RYA Classroom 405 Chemin du Gaz Golfe-Juan - Vallauris 

Duration: 10 days

Fee: 2000 euros

Payment options: 50% deposit upon booking option is available. 

Booking: To book on the training, proceed with purchase online or email to To use the 50% deposit option, select it as your method of payment at the checkout and contact us to arrange your deposit. 

Important: Place on the training is not guaranteed unless a deposit or full payment is received. 

About the training

Full Deckhand pack includes all the training needed to ensure a confident start on yachts as a deckhand: 

Week 1: STCW Basic Safety training 

STCW Basic Safety, or STCW 95 - is the certification required for all seafarers wishing to join the maritime industry. The course lasts 5 days (Monday to Friday) and includes 4 obligatory modules as well as one extra module offered as a bonus to the students of Seascope France. Our STCW training is approved by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA). 

Week 2: RYA + Yacht Deckhand training

Day 1 & 2: RYA Powerboat Level 2

The RYA Powerboat Level 2 license allows its holder to drive a small boat (up to 10 meters), which can be a rib or a tender, legally in the Mediterranean Sea. The Powerboat Level 2 course covers the aspects of boat handling, driving, docking a tender, evaluating meteorological conditions, reading navigational maps etc. The course will help young deckhands not only acquire additional skills, but also prepare for the career in navigation should they decide to pursue one.

Day 3: RYA PWC / Jet Ski Course 

This one-day course allows to get one a PWC license and thus drive jet ski legally in the Med. Deckhands with PWC/ jet ski license can drive guests or even deliver jet ski course onboard themselves once they get experienced enough and take PWC Instructor course. 

Day 4 & 5: Yacht Deckhand training

A lot of candidates come to the industry completely unprepared and with no prior knowledge. To help them gain confidence, understand the role of a deckhand, and be ready for the tasks, Seascope France designed a 2-day course which covers such subjects as code of conduct onboard, ship layout and terminology, work contracts, living in close quarters, cultural understanding, and trains such practical skills as yacht cleaning and maintenance, rust removal, teak cleaning, splicing and ropework etc.  

 Why take the pack? 

Our Get Started on Yachts packs are designed to provide comprehensive training and knowledge to newbies in the yachting industry. Reasonably priced, they include not only essential and mandatory training, but also a range of add-on courses to enhance knowledge and have a confident start on yachts!  

All our courses are conducted in English. A sufficient level of understanding and speaking is required in order to successfully complete the course. Contact us if you have any questions.

Before booking the course, please make sure you read the course delivery, deposit and cancellation policy.